Skem Men-Aces nominated for National Diversity Award

This article was published on: 05/22/14

Skem Menaces football team

Skelmersdale based, learning disability football team, the Skem Men-Aces have been nominated for an award at this years National Diversity Awards, in September.

The team, who we proudly sponsor, were set up solely to provide adults with learning disabilities with the opportunity to enjoy the sport and have been in existence since 2009.

Over the past 12 months they have achieved some amazing feats most notably the silver medal they won at the Special Olympic Games, held in Bath last Summer.

They have also offered their support to the local charities from within their community which overall has seen them raise around £5,000.

Among these charities includes the Ben Jones Foundation, which has seen them carry out a Truck Pull just before Christmas. They are also due to play 24 hours of continuous football on the 27th June, with half of the funds raised also due to be donated to the foundation, while other will go towards providing a Defibrillator to the club itself.

Scott Rees & Co Marketing Partner, David Byrne, praised the Men-Aces and encouraged people to nominate them for the award, saying: “Skem Men-Aces are a truly remarkable football club who provide people with learning disabilities with the opportunity to come and be a part of something.

“Not only that their work and effort put in to help raise money for charity shows how much they care for the community that they are a part of and we, here at Scott Rees & Co, are tremendously proud to sponsor such a great group of people.

“I couldn’t think of a more worthy candidate for this award and encourage people reading this to go online and vote for them as it would be the perfect reward for all the hard work they put in to build a better community.”

To read more about the 24 hour football challenge and donate, you can visit the Skem Menaces fundraising page.